Linux tips and tricks continued..
Public IP Address Finder
If you wish to find the public address associated with your machine curl utility can help you. I used to go to some popular website like whatismyip.com to find my public ip address however now I use curl just like this.
Combine the goods of ping and traceroute
My TraceRoute or mtr as it is called is a sweet little utility that combines trace route and ping together to form a powerful interface that can help you find packet drop rates at each hop. Use mtr to find how it can enhance your normal ping or traceroute commands